News Digest

Crop report deadline near

Producers are reminded of the new requirement to report their perennial forages and fall seeded crops by Nov. 15, to the Sheboygan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) to meet FSA program eligibility requirements.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA), which oversees the Federal Crop Insurance Program, now have common acreage reporting dates. Due to this, perennial forages and fall seeded small grains for harvest in 2014 must be reported to FSA by Nov. 15.

“Producers must file their reports accurately and timely to ensure they receive the maximum FSA program benefits possible,” said Lynn Ann Clausing, Sheboygan County executive director, in a press release announcing the deadline.

Perennial forages include alfalfa, alfalfa grass mixtures, red clover and others that are intended for harvest in 2014. This also includes pasture acreage. Fall seeded small grains include winter wheat, rye and others.

Producers who are interested in participating in any 2014 USDA farm programs or just want to keep their acreage history up to date need to report the location, acreage and planting date of the applicable crop.

Producers with crop insurance must also report their applicable forages and fall seeded small grains to their insurance company.

Late-filed provisions may be available to producers who are unable to meet the reporting deadline as required. Filing an acreage report on these crops after the Nov. 15 deadline will require the payment of a latefiling fee which amounts to a minimum of $46 per FSA established farm number.

Producers should contact the Sheboygan County FSA Office immediately to make an appointment to complete perennial forage and fall seeded crop acreage reporting by the Nov. 15 deadline. More information on FSA programs is at: www.fsa.usda.gov.

State 23 projects in final phase

Work is expected to be completed this week on two road projects on State 23, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation regional office in Green Bay.

Final topsoil and landscaping will continue this week at the County E intersection with State 23. Crews will work on the remaining outstanding contract items (punch list) at the County O, County E and Pleasant View Road intersections. Concrete pavement repairs on mainline State 23 are also scheduled this week to replace some of the existing defective concrete panels.

This project consists of creating safety enhancements and rehabilitating three intersections along State 23. Left turn lanes are being constructed in the median of State 23 at each of these locations. These turn lanes will restrict the traffic that will be able to cross State 23. Traffic approaching from the north or south (attempting to cross State 23) will only be allowed to make a right hand turn movement onto State 23.

Full closures (except for emergency vehicles) at County E will continue. However, County O and Pleasant View intersections are open to the public. At these intersections traffic is able to access east bound State 23 from the south and west bound State 23 from the north, right turn only. Traffic on State 23 is allowed to exit north or south at these two intersections.

Various lane closures east bound and west bound on State 23 may continue between State 57 and State 67.

Final topsoil and landscaping will continue this week at the County M intersection with State 23. Crews will work on the remaining outstanding contract items (punch list) at County M and the east and west J-turns turns.

This work consists of creating safety enhancements and rehabilitating the intersection of County M and State 23. County M is being constructed into a J-turn intersection. Left-hand turn lanes are being constructed in the medians at this location. These turn lanes will restrict the traffic that will be able to cross State 23. Traffic approaching from the north or south (attempting to cross State 23) will only be allowed to make a right hand turn movement onto State 23.

State 23 east bound and west bound will be reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph when lane closures are in place. Full closures (except for emergency vehicles) at County M will continue through mid-October.

Traffic on County M approaching State 23 from the south and the north will not be allowed to access State 23, and traffic on State 23 will not be able access County M. These movements will be restricted to emergency vehicles only.

Traffic can utilize Willow Road to the west or Hillside Road to the east of County M as temporary alternate routes. Various lane closures east bound and west bound on State 23 may continue between Willow Road and Hillside Road.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone.

• Correction •

The increase in the county property tax levy for the proposed 2014 budget is 1.8 percent, not 3.5 percent as reported in Thursday’s Review. The county property tax rate would increase 3.5 percent under the proposed 2014 budget.


Most recent cover pages:













Poll
POLL: Do you think Elkhart Lake made the right decision in not allowing Strawberry the pot-bellied pig?:

Copyright 2009-2018 The Plymouth Review, All Rights Reserved

Contact Information

113 E. Mill St., Plymouth WI 53073
Local: 920-893-6411 Toll Free: 1-877-467-6591
Fax: 920-893-5505


Wilderness Journal









Holiday Shop of Road America